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Archival-quality scans for the Virtual AGC Project, primarily original Apollo-era documentation about the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) and AGC software listings. At our main site, only non-archival versions of the items in this collection are provided.


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Virtual AGC Project
by Ron Burkey
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This is an inventory of all of the Apollo program related boxes I found at NARA Southwest (in Fort Worth) that contained paper documents, in December 2003, provided as scans of the title pages of the documents found in those boxes.  Omitted are the boxes in group E.209G ("MIT Technical Documents"), for which I prepared instead a compiled an index as a text file, and the boxes containing microfilm.
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Virtual AGC Project
by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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Apollo Guidance Computer Command Module software for Apollo 8 mission.
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by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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Apollo Guidance Computer Lunar Module software for Apollo 11 mission.  Note that there is also scan of an alternate printout of the same program.
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Virtual AGC Project
by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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Apollo Guidance Computer Command Module software for Apollo 15, 16, and 17 missions.
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Virtual AGC Project
by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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Apollo Guidance Computer Command Module software for Apollo 11 mission.
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by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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Apollo Guidance Computer software for Lunar Module of Apollo 12 mission.
Topic: nasa, apollo, guidance, software, luminary
Source: folio
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by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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Apollo Guidance Computer Command Module software for Apollo 9 mission.
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by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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A collection of electrical schematics, mechanical drawings, and other drawings for Block II AGC models 2003100 and 2003200 and their associated DSKY models. This imagery comes from 8.5"×11" photocopies of what were originally much larger drawings in some cases.  The photocopies were then stored in a binder for 50 years before finally being digitized.  The quality has therefore been compromised not only by the size reduction of the originals, but also by the long storage time.  In...
Topics: nasa, agc, guidance, schematics, mechanical
Virtual AGC Project
by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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Apollo Guidance Computer software for Lunar Module of Apollo 10 mission.
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Source: folio
Virtual AGC Project
by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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This is an assembly listing of Luminary 99 Rev 1 (the Apollo 11 Lunar Module's guidance-computer software).  It is essentially identical (one word differs) to the official listing of the same program, but was printed out about a year later for engineering-development purposes.  This printout was originally in the private collection of AGC developer Don Eyles.
Source: folio
Virtual AGC Project
by AC Electronics
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Sponsored by Mike Stewart, Virtual AGC Project.
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Virtual AGC Project
by Hugh Blair-Smith
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Software listing for YUL, the original Apollo-program software used for building the executable form of Apollo Guidance Computer Software from source code.
Topic: nasa, apollo, software
Source: folio
Virtual AGC Project
by Don Eyles
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This is a printout of an engineering version of the Apollo Guidance Computer's Lunar Module software.  It is roughly contemporaneous with the Apollo 14 mission, though not used for it.  The printout was originally in the private collection of AGC developer Don Eyles.
Source: folio
Virtual AGC Project
by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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Apollo Guidance Computer software for the Lunar Module of Apollo 15, 16, and 17.
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by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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A digital simulation of the Apollo 17 lunar landing, made a week after the landing itself.  Such simulations might be made for the purpose of analyzing how closely the actual landing had conformed to what was expected theoretically.
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Source: folio
Virtual AGC Project
by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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Apollo Guidance Computer software called SUNBURST 120, for the unmanned Apollo 5 mission (AS506).  An earlier, unflown version of the software ( SUNBURST 37 ) is also available.
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Source: folio
Virtual AGC Project
by AC Electronics
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Source: folio
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by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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This is a digital simulation of the Apollo 12 lunar landing, made a few months after the landing itself, for purposes unknown.
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Source: folio
Virtual AGC Project
by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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Apollo Guidance Computer software for Lunar Module of Apollo 13 mission.
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by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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This is an early version of the Apollo Guidance Computer Lunar Module software known as SUNBURST.  A later version ( SUNBURST 120 ) was used in the unmanned Apollo 5 mission.
Source: folio
Virtual AGC Project
by Don Eyles
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Digital simulation of Apollo 11 lunar landing made by Apollo Guidance Computer developer in 1971 (after the 1969 landing itself) as part of the process of testing improved algorithms.  (The indication on the cover that it is a listing of the DIANA program is incorrect, and is simply due to the binder having been repurposed at some point.)
Topic: nasa, apollo, guidance, software, testing
Source: folio
Virtual AGC Project
by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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Listing of software for Apollo Lunar Module guidance computer.  Precedes all flown missions, but is distinguished by the fact that it is the last AGC software that retains a full suite of self-test software, and is thus indispensable for validating software and hardware simulations of the guidance computer.
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Source: folio
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Prepared for National Aeronautics and Space Administration Manned Spacecraft Center; NASA Contract NAS 9 - 497; ND1021041
Topics: Space programs--American, Apollo (Spacecraft), NASA, AGC
Source: folio
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by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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This is a complete scan of aperture card box 459 at NARA SW.  It contains MIT/IL drawing range  2003121 through  2005061 for the Project Apollo Command Module and Lunar Module guidance & navigation systems.
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Virtual AGC Project
by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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Block I Apollo Guidance Computer software for unmanned Apollo 6 mission.
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This is scan of part of aperture-card box 464 at NARA SW, containing  MIT/IL engineering-drawing range  2012509-2014643  for the Project Apollo Command Module and Lunar Module guidance & navigation systems. This is part 2 (of 2) of the box, containing about the final 95%.
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Virtual AGC Project
by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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This is a digital simulation of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, made in July 1969, shortly after the landing itself.    It has been speculated that this simulation was done in the course of investigating the 1201 and 1202 program alarms the astronauts had experienced during the actual landing.
Topic: nasa, apollo, guidance, software, simulation
Source: folio
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This is part of a collection of MIT/IL Apollo Guidance Computer mechanical and electrical drawings, scanned from "aperture cards" (microfilm) held by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. This particular batch consists entirely of Block I AGC/DSKY mechanical drawings. See also the  other  batches of aperture cards, and the  index of the individual drawings in these uploads  at the Virtual AGC Project website.
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Virtual AGC Project
by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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This is a complete scan of aperture card box 460 at NARA SW.  It contains MIT/IL drawing range  2005062 through 2 007114  for the Project Apollo Command Module and Lunar Module guidance & navigation systems. 
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Prepared for National Aeronautics and Space Administration Manned Spacecraft Center; NASA Contract NAS 9 - 497; ND1021041
Topics: Space programs--American, Apollo (Spacecraft), NASA, AGC
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Apollo Guidance Computer software flowcharts for Apollo 14 Lunar Module.
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Virtual AGC Project
by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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This is part of a collection of MIT/IL Apollo Guidance Computer mechanical and electrical drawings, scanned from "aperture cards" (microfilm) held by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. See also the other batches of aperture cards, and the index of the individual drawings in these uploads at the Virtual AGC Project website.
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This is part of a collection of MIT/IL Apollo Guidance Computer mechanical and electrical drawings, scanned from "aperture cards" (microfilm) held by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. See also the  other  batches of aperture cards, and the  index of the individual drawings in these uploads  at the Virtual AGC Project website.
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This is part of a collection of MIT/IL Apollo Guidance Computer mechanical and electrical drawings, scanned from "aperture cards" (microfilm) held by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. See also the  other  batches of aperture cards, and the  index of the individual drawings in these uploads  at the Virtual AGC Project website.
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Virtual AGC Project
by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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Section 4 of Lunar Module GSOP for Apollo 15-17.
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Virtual AGC Project
by MIT Instrumentation Lab
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MIT/IL Specification Control Drawings for various AGC/DSKY electrical components.  One of several such batches.
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Virtual AGC Project
by NASA MSC, Mission Planning and Analysis Division
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This is a pseudo-code description of the Artemis 72 AGC Command Module software used in Apollo 15-17.  It is intended, as the document itself says in its Abstract, "that it be used together with a symbolic tabulation of the program".
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This is part of a collection of MIT/IL Apollo Guidance Computer mechanical and electrical drawings, scanned from "aperture cards" (microfilm) held by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. See also the  other  batches of aperture cards, and the  index of the individual drawings in these uploads  at the Virtual AGC Project website.
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Virtual AGC Project
by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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Apollo Guidance Computer software, not used for any flown mission, though theoretically targeted for the Lunar Module.  As of February 2017, it is the oldest-known still-surviving AGC code.  At the time it was written in 1965, its purpose was to port AGC code written for the Command Module's early "Block I" AGC to the later-model "Block II" AGC used for the flown Lunar Module missions.
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Virtual AGC Project
by AC Electronics and MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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This is a complete scan of aperture card box 458 at NARA SW. It contains AC Electronics drawing range  1902404-1902660 and MIT/IL drawing range  2001452-2003120 for the Project Apollo Command Module and Lunar Module guidance & navigation systems.
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Virtual AGC Project
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This is part of a collection of MIT/IL Apollo Guidance Computer mechanical and electrical drawings, scanned from "aperture cards" (microfilm) held by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. See also the  other  batches of aperture cards, and the  index of the individual drawings in these uploads  at the Virtual AGC Project website.
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Virtual AGC Project
by Ron Burkey
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This is a textual index of the NARA Southwest (Ft. Worth) Apollo program box E.209G (MIT Instrumentation Laboratory documents), as of December 2003.
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This is part of a collection of MIT/IL Apollo Guidance Computer mechanical and electrical drawings, scanned from "aperture cards" (microfilm) held by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. This batch consists almost entirely of Block I AGC/DSKY mechanical and electrical drawings. See also the  other  batches of aperture cards, and the  index of the individual drawings in these uploads  at the Virtual AGC Project website.
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AGC software flowcharts for Apollo 14 Lunar Module.
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Virtual AGC Project
by MIT Instrumentation Lab
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MIT/IL engineering drawings for the Block II DSKY (Apollo).
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Comprehensive, user-oriented description of the Apollo guidance system, and specifically the guidance computer (AGC).  While it purports to be non-mission-specific, it relates to Colossus 3 and to Luminary 1E, and should therefore be accurate for Apollo 15, 16, and 17, which used the software in question.
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This is part of a collection of MIT/IL Apollo Guidance Computer mechanical and electrical drawings, scanned from "aperture cards" (microfilm) held by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. See also the  other  batches of aperture cards, and the  index of the individual drawings in these uploads  at the Virtual AGC Project website.
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by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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This is a complete scan of all cards in aperture card box 461 at NARA SW, containing the MIT/IL drawing range  2007115  through  2007239  for the Project Apollo Command Module and Lunar Module guidance & navigation systems.
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Virtual AGC Project
by Manned Spaceflight Center, Flight Software Branch
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Pseudocode description of AGC program Luminary 116.
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Virtual AGC Project
by MIT Instrumentation Lab
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Electrical schematics for Block I Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC).
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Prepared for National Aeronautics and Space Administration Manned Spacecraft Center; NASA Contract NAS 9 -497; ND1021042
Topic: Space programs--American, Apollo (Spacecraft), NASA, AGC
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This is the complete scan of part of aperture-card box 463 at NARA SW, containing MIT/IL engineering-drawing range 2010085-2012508 for the Project Apollo Command Module and Lunar Module guidance & navigation systems.
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Prepared for National Aeronautics and Space Administration Manned Spacecraft Center; NASA Contract NAS 9 -497; ND1021042
Topic: Space programs--American, Apollo (Spacecraft), NASA, AGC
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This is part of a collection of MIT/IL Apollo Guidance Computer mechanical and electrical drawings, scanned from "aperture cards" (microfilm) held by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. See also the  other  batches of aperture cards, and the  index of the individual drawings in these uploads  at the Virtual AGC Project website.
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This is scan of part of aperture-card box 462 at NARA SW, containing  MIT/IL engineering-drawing range 2007240-2010084 for the Project Apollo Command Module and Lunar Module guidance & navigation systems. This is part 1 (of 2) of the box, containing about the first 95%, and ending at drawing 2010057.
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This is a scan of approximately the final 2/3 of aperture-card box 467 at NARA SW.  It contains engineering drawings for the Apollo Lunar Module and Command Modules' Guidance&Navigation system.
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Virtual AGC Project
by AC Electronics
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Summary of Apollo 11 guidance computer software operation and computer peripheral device electronics for the Command and Lunar Modules.
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Pseudocode description of Luminary 1C AGC programs (such as Luminary 131).
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Source: folio
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Prepared for National Aeronautics and Space Administration Manned Spacecraft Center; NASA Contract NAS 9 - 497; ND1021043
Topics: Space programs--American, Apollo (Spacecraft), NASA, AGC
Source: folio
Virtual AGC Project
by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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Complete scan of all aperture-card microfilm for NARA SW Apollo Box 437.  These engineering drawings are all related the Apollo guidance & navigation system.
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This is part of a collection of MIT/IL Apollo Guidance Computer mechanical and electrical drawings, scanned from "aperture cards" (microfilm) held by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. See also the  other  batches of aperture cards, and the  index of the individual drawings in these uploads  at the Virtual AGC Project website.
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This is part of a collection of MIT/IL Apollo Guidance Computer mechanical and electrical drawings, scanned from "aperture cards" (microfilm) held by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. See also the  other  batches of aperture cards, and the  index of the individual drawings in these uploads  at the Virtual AGC Project website.
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Scans of all MIT/IL engineering drawings from NARA SW aperture-card Box 431.  This box is notable because it contains a number of rework-instruction bulletins (RIB). A few dozen interface-control drawings from North American Aviation from Box 431 will be in a separate listing.
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Virtual AGC Project
by NASA
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Map of KSC from March 1972.
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Virtual AGC Project
by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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Section 5 of Lunar Module GSOP for Apollo 15-17.
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Virtual AGC Project
by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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The entire set of Apollo G&N System engineering drawings from aperture-card box 471 stored at the National Archives Southwest branch in Forth Worth, Texas.
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Virtual AGC Project
by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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Approximately the final 85% of the scanned contents of Apollo Guidance & Navigation System engineering drawings from aperture-card Box 439 stored at NARA SW in Ft. Worth.  The initial 15% is contained in a separate posting.
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Virtual AGC Project
by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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Complete scan of all aperture-card microfilm for NARA SW Apollo Box 432.  These engineering drawings are all related the Apollo guidance & navigation system.
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This is part of a collection of MIT/IL Apollo Guidance Computer mechanical and electrical drawings, scanned from "aperture cards" (microfilm) held by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. See also the  other  batches of aperture cards, and the  index of the individual drawings in these uploads  at the Virtual AGC Project website.
Topics: nasa, apollo, guidance, computer
Topics: Space programs--American, Apollo (Spacecraft), NASA, AGC
Virtual AGC Project
by Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
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These are Grumman engineering drawings of the Apollo Lunar Module from part 1/2 of aperture-card box 502 stored at the National Archives Southwest branch in Fort Worth, Texas. Part 1 contains scans of all cards, in B&W.  Part 2 contains grayscale rescans of images that were illegible in part 1.
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Virtual AGC Project
by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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Comprehensive, user-oriented description of the Apollo guidance system, and specifically the guidance computer (AGC).  While it is not mission-specific, it relates to the Apollo 13/14 time-frame, and therefore should be close to be accurate for those missions.
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Virtual AGC Project
by MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
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The full scanned contents of Apollo Guidance & Navigation System engineering drawings from aperture-card Box 438 stored at NARA SW in Ft. Worth.
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Virtual AGC Project
by NASA
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A map of Kennedy Space Center, from January 1981.
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